Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex


Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment


Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

Hot off the press – BHT’s 2019 annual review!

BHT's latest annual review is available now. This year's review has a focus on Reaching the Most Marginalised, and celebrates the work we do with ...
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BHT launches 2019 Christmas appeal for First Base day centre

We have launched our 2019 Christmas appeal with a video highlighting the everyday struggles faced by homeless people in our city, and the support they ...
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BHT reveals bus designed by clients and tenants

A new Brighton and Hove Bus hits the streets this week, decorated to celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. The art work for the bus ...
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BHT Christmas Appeal

Together, we can give the gift of a better future to homeless people in our city. A donation of £30 will provide a personal care package to help someone move away from rough sleeping.

BHT's Case Studies


For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.